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  • London attack: ISIS claims follower was behind rampage

    LONDON  — Police investigating the deadliest London terror attack in 12 years have arrested eight people in raids around Britain, as an ISIS-affiliated news agency claimed that the extremist group was behind the outrage. Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the perpetrator was British born and once linked to violent extremism, in a statement to Parliament a day after it was locked down when the assailant breached its perimeter. May said the attacker — whose rampage claimed three lives and injured […]

  • Missing Tennessee student: Suspect told her he was CIA, dad says

    Tad Cummins’ resume says he’s been a respiratory therapist, a percussionist in several bands and, most recently, a Tennessee high school health sciences teacher. But before Cummins disappeared and was charged with kidnapping his student Elizabeth Thomas last week, he convinced her that he had a swanky, stealthy past as a CIA and FBI agent who was flush with cash, her father said. “He convinced her that he had been a secret agent and … that he had all kinds […]

  • London attack victims: Veteran police officer, teacher killed

    LONDON — A veteran policeman and a teacher were among those killed in the terror attack that struck at the heart of the British capital Wednesday. Keith Palmer, a 48-year-old father and husband, had served as an officer for 15 years. He was on duty, unarmed, at the gates of Parliament when the attacker stabbed him to death. Another victim has been identified as Aysha Frade, a 43-year old teacher. ‘A lovely man’ Prime Minister Theresa May paid tribute to […]

  • London attack: 8 arrests as police probe attacker’s links

    LONDON  — Police investigating the deadliest London terror attack in 12 years have arrested eight people in raids around Britain, as Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the perpetrator was British born and once linked to violent extremism. May told Members of Parliament that the attacker was investigated by security services but was regarded as a “peripheral figure.” Authorities did not know he was about to mount an assault, she said. Britain’s most senior counterterror police officer said inquiries were continuing […]

  • ‘Love Actually’ reunion trailer debuts

    Reunions among friends often mean sizing up who has aged well, and that’s true for the cast of “Love Actually” In a new trailer for a short-sequel to the 2003 Christmas classic, stars from the film share their thoughts on who has aged best. Loving this #LoveActually reunion? Watch the trailer for the short ft. Colin Firth, @HackedOffHugh, Knightley & more — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 22, 2017 Hugh Grant holds up a cue card reading: “It’s not […]

  • Police: Smugglers used fox urine to hide six pounds of heroin, $4.1 million also found

    NEW YORK – Authorities are detailing the great lengths suspected drug smugglers went to in order to conceal their operation after $4.1 million in cash and more than six pounds of heroin were seized by federal agents at a New York storage facility over the weekend. Three men were arrested for their part in what officials are calling an interstate drug operation, where they allegedly moved money and drugs throughout the country by concealing the contraband in secret compartments hidden […]

  • WWII vet wins lottery on 94th birthday

    Ervin Smolinski has a birthday tradition – he gets lottery tickets as presents. It started when he began buying his family tickets as birthday presents, and they started returning the favor. For his 94th birthday, the World War II vet’s goodwill effort turned into $300,000 of cold, hard cash. “Every month, I buy some instant tickets and send them as gifts to family members who have birthdays that month,” said Smolinski in a statement. “It’s turned in to a bit […]

  • UK Parliament terror alert: At least 3 dead, 20 injured

    LONDON — At least three people, including a police officer, were killed, and at least 20 injured, Acting Deputy Commissioner of the Met Police Mark Rowley told reporters outside Scotland Yard. He added the police currently believe there was only one attacker, who was killed, but are continuing to investigate. The Leader of the House of Commons said a police officer was stabbed. Many of those hurt had “catastrophic injuries”, PA said. “Officers — including firearms officers — remain on the […]

  • Missing Tennessee student: From kissing allegation to manhunt

    A nationwide manhunt continues for an armed Culleoka, Tennessee, teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student just weeks after he was investigated for kissing her in his classroom, police say. Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas have been missing since March 13. Here’s a timeline of what led up to and transpired during the weeklong manhunt: July 6, 2011 Cummins applies for a job with Maury County Public Schools. He had spent the previous four years working as a respiratory therapist […]

  • Woman dies after drinking poisonous herbal tea

    A woman died after consuming poisonous herbal tea purchased in San Francisco’s Chinatown, public health officials there announced Monday. They’re urging people to throw away tea purchased from Sun Wing Wo Trading Company. The woman, who was in her 50s, became “critically ill” in February after drinking tea made from leaves she purchased at the the trading company, according to a news release from the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Shortly after drinking the tea, she experienced “weakness and […]

  • Tennessee manhunt: Suspect researched teen marriage, officials say

    A Tennessee teacher who authorities believe abducted a student had conducted research on teen marriage, authorities told HLN on Tuesday night. “That is an issue that we have some major concerns of because it might potentially speak to his intentions for her,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said of Tad Cummins. The spokesman said he could not get into specifics. Officials also are trying to authenticate a statement made by the student’s family, DeVine said. Elizabeth Thomas had […]